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26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global market for offshore wind has grown by 16% in the last twelve months, with the largest gains coming from the USA, new figures from RenewableUK show. The biggest single growth market over the last year has been the USA, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of growth globally, RenewableUK said. Globally, the portfolio […]

25 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Ørsted has signed a power cable framework agreement with Global Marine Group (GMG) for its UK offshore wind farms. GMG, supported by Global Marine, Global Offshore and CWind, will carry out inter-array cable replacement and repairs on Ørsted’s UK offshore wind farms using UK vessels. The framework is part of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), […]

24 June 2019 Technology

Osbit Limited has delivered a new multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough to Global Marine Group, which will be used at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. The PLP240 plough, ordered by Global Marine Group at the beginning of the year, underwent final assembly and sign-off at Osbit's Port of Blyth facility at […]

9 May 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Global Port Services has completed pre-assembly activities for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at the Port of Nigg in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Global Port Services with a contract for onshore crane and logistics operations which covered the provision of heavy lift crawler cranes under contract lift, SPMTs and associated lifting personnel for all loading/offloading, […]

8 May 2019 Business & Finance

Global Wind Service (GWS) is set to provide offshore installation technicians for the turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Denmark-headquartered company will begin supporting MHI Vestas during the installation of 33 8.4MW turbines beginning from June. In addition to providing staff for the installation phase, GWS said it will support MHI […]

1 May 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

Bladt Industries has appointed Nils Overgaard as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), who will be responsible for the company's entire sales and business development. Overgaard will take the position on 1 May, with the current Vice President for Commercial & Sales Lars Bender continuing as part of his team. The new CSO will be responsible for a newly merged […]

26 April 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa will solidify its leading position in offshore wind after replacing GE on two projects Eolien Maritime France (EMF) is developing in France, according to GlobalData. As reported, Siemens Gamesa signed a framework agreement with EMF for the supply and service of turbines for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects after GE terminated its supplier status. Both […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]

22 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Global Offshore, part of Global Marine Group, has won an inter-array cable installation contract by Vattenfall for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. Global Offshore will carry out the inter-array cable installation, burial, testing and termination at the 605MW project. The company said its multi-purpose vessel Global Symphony will complete the installation supported by the […]

28 February 2019 Technology

Offshore technology and engineering company Osbit Limited has secured a contract with Global Marine Group to supply a multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough -  Scion 240. The Scion 240 plough is being designed and built in North-East England and will be delivered from Osbit’s Blyth works at the end of May 2019. Osbit will support […]

11 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has contracted wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) to assemble all 102 towers for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK. The towers will be assembled at the Norfolk port of Great Yarmouth ahead of their load-out and installation offshore as part of the wind farm […]

30 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Global Wind Service's technicians have started assisting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with the installation and completion of wind turbines on the Norther wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The Norther wind farm will comprise 44 V164 8.4MW wind turbines installed some 22km from the coast of Zeebrugge. The turbines are being shipped from the pre-assembly harbour in […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]

9 January 2019

Global Offshore Complete Cable Care Launched in 2018, Complete Cable Care proactively reduces risk and offers rapid mobilisation to minimise system downtime and loss of revenue in the event of a power cable fault. Utilising the ASV Pioneer, a pre-mobilised barge based in Blyth, Global Offshore already has two, five year cable repair frameworks in place with Vattenfall and Transmission Capital Partners, covering a large […]

9 January 2019

CWind With experience at 50 UK and European offshore wind farms, CWind is an established, trusted partner. CWind’s ability to execute integrated turnkey solutions throughout the entire project lifecycle of a wind farm is demonstrated through existing long-term O&M contracts, completion of more than 890 cable pull-ins to date, commissioning scopes of work at almost 600 turbines and pre-assembly work packages at over 760 turbines.   […]

18 December 2018 Business & Finance

World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO), the first organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the global growth of offshore wind, has officially been launched.

8 November 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, has completed the installation of the export power cable at the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.

31 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment

Shell New Energies has selected Taylor Hopkinson as the preferred recruitment partner for global offshore wind activities.

30 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has signed a three-year contract with offshore support vessel provider Wind Energy Marine.

26 October 2018

Dutch energy major Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as a board level member.

1 October 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK and export market for offshore wind products and services provided by UK-based firms is expected to be worth GBP 4.9 billion a year by 2030, according to a new prospectus by the former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

25 September 2018 Vessels

Chartwell Marine has launched the Chartwell 24, a new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets.

25 September 2018 Business & Finance

The Global Wind Summit 2018 has officially started in Hamburg, Germany.

11 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Australia-headquartered Neptune and the Taiwanese subsea services company Global Aqua have formed a partnership to jointly work on offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

3 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH have issued a tender for the provision of supply vessels for the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea.

30 August 2018 Business & Finance

Jens Tommerup, the former CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, has joined the board of directors at Global Wind Service (GWS).